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U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Customs Brokerage Terms

Continuous Entry Bond

A one-year bond for all entries made in a single year with up to US$50,000 coverage. A Continuous Entry Bond is only required under special circumstances.

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Customs Entry Packet

Entry and payment documentation for shipments that have been through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection payment and review process.

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Duty

A fee imposed by customs on imported merchandise. The applicable charge will be based on the value and/or gross weight and may differ according to the commodity.

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Duty Drawback

The preparation of a refund request for all or part of customs duty or domestic tax paid on imported merchandise that was subsequently either manufactured into a different article or re-exported.

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Fish & Wildlife

The Fish and Wildlife Service requires the filing of certain documents, cites, permits, exams and inspections on any species or products that fall under the Fish and Wildlife jurisdiction.  A fee will be assessed for UPS preparing and submission of the Fish and Wildlife USFWS form 3177.

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Marking Notice Processing

Special documents must be filed for a shipment not properly marked with the country of origin. A customs power of attorney must be completed and on file with brokerage before the shipment can be forwarded to the consignee for proper marking.

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NAFTA Processing

Special processing to ensure that the required NAFTA documentation on a shipment is complete to allow any applicable reduced tariff.

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Single Entry Bond (SEB)

A one-time bond that is issued to ensure compliance with U.S. laws and regulations.

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